Anteroposterior stability was evaluated using a KT-2000 arthrometer in 18 patients (21 knees) continuously for up to 5 years after posterior cruciate ligament-retaining total knee arthroplasty. The Knee Society score, functional score, and the maximum flexion angle did not change significantly during the postoperative period. The mean anteroposterior displacement of all joints studied at both 30° and 75° of flexion did not change significantly during the 5-year period of observation, but 4 individual knees did exhibit increases in anteroposterior displacement of 3 mm or more. One of the 4 knees exhibited osteolysis beneath the tibial component. Three of these knees had undergone high tibial osteotomy at some time before the total knee arthroplasty.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine